Coach Wei's Blog
(May 8, 2007) - Quite a few people are asking me what I think of Sun's JavaFX
announcement. It is funny and we saw this coming - Who wouldn't
anticipate Sun to make some big announcement at JavaOne? People were
predicting the announcement is going to be "open sourcing Java" - Oh, no,
that was last year :-)
It is quite amazing that rich internet application is suddenly getting so
much attention. Adobe has been pushing Flash as a platform. Microsoft is
pushing .NET via Silverlight, and now Sun is positioning the Java Platform
for RIA via this JavaFX announcement. Of course, we all know the Ajax
All of these establish that RIA is the next generation application paradigm.
Over the last 20 months, press has been dominated by Ajax and Flash.
Microsoft’s Silverlight announcement tells the world not to ignore
.NET. Java pioneered rich we... (more)
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Coach Wei's Blog
Here is a question that I have been pondering on and off for quite a while:
Why do "cool kids" choose Ruby or PHP to build websites instead of Java?
I have to admit that I do not have an answer.
Why do I even care? Because I am a Java developer. Like many Java developers,
I get along with Java well. Not only the language itself, but the development
environments (Eclipse for example), step-by-step debugging helper, wide
availability of libraries and code snippets, and the readily accessible
information on almost any technical question I may have on Java via Google. ... (more)
into the issues covered in this post during development or even testing.
However, you are fairly likely to run into these issues after your system
goes live. It would easily result in days or even weeks of soul searching
(speaking from my personal experience:-)). Part of the problem seems to be
the lack of documentation from the web. The other part of the problem is that
the problem is rather a Java language problem(very convoluted). ... (more)
In my previous post, "Every Organization Needs a Web 2.0 Story" , I outlined
some of the business reasons why Web 2.0 is important for organizations
today. I also promised to further explain what exactly Web 2.0 can do for
enterprises in future posts. This morning I had the pleasure of reading
Gartner's new 2006 Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle which they released
earlier today as well as Dion Hinchcliffe's insightful analysis (Dion
artfully predicted a phased mainstream adoption of different "components"
over the next many years: SaaS (1-3 years), Enterprise Mashups and WOA (2-4... (more)